|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 36: The Slaying of Arista, the Bull Demon|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.36.17
yaśodāyāḥ sutāḿ kanyāḿ
devakyāḥ kṛṣṇam eva ca
rāmaḿ ca rohiṇī-putraḿ
nyastau sva-mitre nande vai
yābhyāḿ te puruṣā hatāḥ
yaśodāyāḥ — of Yaśodā; sutām — the daughter; kanyām — the female child; devakyāḥ — of Devakī; kṛṣṇam — Kṛṣṇa; eva ca — also; rāmam — Balarāma; ca — and; rohiṇī-putram — the son of Rohiṇī; vasudevena — by Vasudeva; bibhyatā — who was afraid; nyastau — placed; sva-mitre — with his friend; nande — Nanda Mahārāja; vai — indeed; yābhyām — by which two; te — your; puruṣāḥ — men; hatāḥ — have been killed.
[Nārada told Kaḿsa:] Yaśodā's child was actually a daughter, and Kṛṣṇa is the son of Devakī. Also, Rāma is the son of Rohiṇī. Out of fear, Vasudeva entrusted Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma to his friend Nanda Mahārāja, and it is these two boys who have killed your men.
Kaḿsa had been led to believe that Kṛṣṇa was the son of Yaśodā and that Devakī's eighth child had been a daughter. The identity of Devakī's eighth child was extremely important to Kaḿsa because a prophecy had foretold that her eighth child would kill him. Here Nārada informs the King that the eighth child of Devakī was the formidable Kṛṣṇa, thus implying that the prophecy should be taken very seriously. Having received this information, Kaḿsa obviously will now do everything in his power to kill Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma.
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